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The team adopted their name to begin the 2009 season alluding to John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed.The tin cap is a reference to a fictionalized depiction of Johnny Appleseed wearing a tin cooking pot on his head in the 1948 Disney movie, Can you seriously not start laughing at this name?They just became an affiliate of the Angels this season after previously being affiliated with the Los Angeles Dodgers from 2007-2010.The Auburn Doubledays are a Short-Season Class-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals in the New York-Penn League.Clinton is one of the longest established minor-league franchises in existence.They joined the Midwest League in 1954 and have gone through several name changes and affiliations since that time.His reason for choosing the name was because he liked the marketing and pun possibilities such as "Hey, Butter, Butter, Butter" and the team's souvenir store, the "Biscuit Basket."The Biscuits have been a minor league affiliate of the Rays since 1999.
The South Bend Silver Hawks are a Class-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks in the Midwest League.
The team earned their nickname in a fan vote, something I have a feeling we will begin to see as a common theme in this slide-show.
They have been an affiliate of the Marlins since 2002.
The Vermont Lake Monsters are a Short-Season Class-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics in the New York-Penn League.
The name "Lake Monsters" is another result of a "name-the-team" contest.